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Spring Time Fertilizing! PDF Print E-mail
Houseplant Maintenance Tips
Written by Helen Melendez   
Thursday, 11 April 2013 03:12

It's Spring time again, and that means fertilizing our houseplants. One needs to take careful note of all sizes, and species of plants before making the decision to fertilize. For instance, many plants used in Feng Shui design installations are extremely delicate to even common household chemicals. The specie of your plants needs to be researched, to know exactly what needs to be done with fertilizing techniques. Happy Fertilizing!!

-The Plant Lady

 
Plant Maintenance PDF Print E-mail
Houseplant Maintenance Tips
Written by Helen Melendez   
Friday, 08 March 2013 17:29

What's too much water?

When you begin seeing many little black bugs around the perimeter of the particular plant, you are watering that plant too much? Those pesky bugs are gnats and love living in the top 3" of the topsoil. Too much moisture is perfect for these bugs, and that is the last thing you would want in your plants. Having a watering schedule for your plants is important, and also measuring the water given to plants. The quality of the plant also have significance, and I particular believe so, especially if you live in an area where the water has a ton of minerals. Such minerals accummulate on the tips of the leaves and will show it in time. Not an attractive site, I must say.

 
To water or not? PDF Print E-mail
Houseplant Maintenance Tips
Written by Helen Melendez   
Friday, 01 March 2013 21:38

The dilemma that many houseplant owners face these days is how much to water their plants. Many people are under the misconception that all plants need watering weekly. That is indeed a myth to a certain extent. Water is needed weekly for certain plants, and we cannot generalize the rule to all plants. Knowledge in the variety of your houseplant is always helpful, to bring growth and health to this particular plant.

 
Watering Plants PDF Print E-mail
Houseplant Maintenance Tips
Written by Helen Melendez   
Monday, 18 February 2013 05:27

Sanseverias, oh beautiful Sanseverias...how does your garden grow?

 

Such a beautiful, elegant houseplant but how easy we can make mistakes in its maintenance. Many times, we allow it the plant to sit in too much water and other times, we simply let it go totally "bone dry for weeks at a time." There needs to be literally a gray area in between and we need to understand that not all plants need to be wet at all times.plan

 

Moist is preferable, and allowing the soil to absorb the water. Simple technique, if we remind ourselves to keep a watering schedule.

 
Houseplant Maintenance Tips PDF Print E-mail
Houseplant Maintenance Tips
Written by Helen Melendez   
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 04:54

I often get asked when is it necessary to trim my indoor plant? I personally, do not like my plant to look like the one below. First of all, it loses its fullness and it becomes "leggy." The plant begins to show more stem than leaves, and to me is no longer an attractive plant. Before the plant reaches this stage, it's recommended to trim it when the spacing between each leaf become wider and wider. Just as people lose their hair with the weight of long hair, so it happens with your trailing plants! They can become bald as this one and go wild!

 

trailing pothos

 
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